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Maqui: What Is It?

Product development here at YTTP usually starts with a stroke of inspiration - sometimes it’s the green juice we grab on our way home from the gym, or the latest supplement coming out of South America (which is just how we landed on the key ingredients for our new Superberry Hydrate & Glow oil).

When we first heard about Maqui Berries, it was in our morning superfood smoothie. Celebrated for their powerful nutritional content, these berries actually boast the highest antioxidant level of any superfruit in the world. We were totally blown away when we learned this - and immediately convinced we needed to get these berries in to our next YTTP product. Maqui berries are native to Southern Chile, where they grow wild over hillsides, fields and forest borders, and are still harvested in the wild where the berries grow in massive quantities.

Maqui gets it’s deep purple-black color from a type of pigment called anthocyanins, which is what gives the berries their potent anti-inflammatory properties. Anthocyanins have shown in clinical studies to help to prevent oxidation, inhibit degenerative diseases and protect the skin from environmental stressors. So what does maqui do for your skin? Antioxidants can help to defend skin from pollution-related damage and signs of aging - absolutely key if you live in a city! We combined the maqui’s superpowers with acai, goji, moringa, and prickly pear to help brighten, plump, and revive skin.